Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Loved & Filled to Love & Help

God loves us with an everlasting love. Sometimes it is hard to fathom that love. And even harder to believe it. But when I fully believe it, I sense God’s favor and I walk in peace. When I let worldly cares crowd in, they seem to push the love of God right out of my head. Thankfully, they only seem to do that. In reality, I can’t get rid of God’s love. It is always there just waiting for me to pay attention.

My prayer is that I continue to be rooted and established in that love, may I have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that I may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:17-19).

Through this fullness and power, I can accomplish anything that God allows (and that is more than I can ever imagine. I can be healthier and more energetic. I can write every day. I can finish stories that will inspire hope and encourage. But the key is that anything that helps me accomplish more—anything that sets me free—should be used to help other people. If I keep it to myself, I have nothing. But if I fill myself up with God and His love and do good works in His Name, I have everything.

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